News

Kidnapper and rapist with 'psychopathic traits' walks free

A PRISONER who kidnapped and repeatedly raped a woman after escaping jail in 2001 has been released despite allegedly threatening to visit a family grave in Coffs Harbour "regardless of restrictions".

Ronald Anderson was sentenced to 13 years prison after he and a co-offender abducted an innocent woman and subjected her to repeated "extremely violent" rapes across various locations in 2001.

He committed the crimes after escaping from jail where he was serving a decade-long sentence for a string of violent attacks, including maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Anderson only had about seven months remaining before he became eligible for parole when he escaped.

Several experts have deemed him a high risk of re-offending and noted he had returned positive drug tests on several occasions while in custody, despite drug abuse being one of his "triggers".

Psychiatrist Dr Richard Furst diagnosed Anderson as possessing psychopathic traits.

"The plaintiff also points to a note dated September 17, 2015 which records that the defendant plans to visit a family grave in Coffs Harbour 'regardless of restrictions' that might be imposed by those administering an extended supervision order," NSW Supreme Court Justice Peter Hamill said.

"Counsel put to me that the defendant denied making such a statement and that I should treat the notation with caution."

Anderson was due to be released on Saturday.

Justice Hamill issued a 28-day order to keep him under strict supervision in the community before he returns to court next month.

He will be required to undergo psychiatric examinations in the meantime.

The State of NSW is likely to apply for an extended supervision or detention order, which would keep Anderson in prison despite his sentence expiring.

Topics:  editors picks grafton court



UPDATE: Cause for fallen power lines a mystery

Workers repair a power line at Swan Creek that fell across teh pacific HIghway briefly blocking both lanes.

Local residents affected by power outage

Police investigate brawl at local rugby league game

A 17-year-old was removed from the ground and police are speaking to witnesses.

Police investigate alleged on-field brawl at footy game

Backward glance leads to reunion 51 years in the making

ACROSS THE YEARS: The story of Paul Commerford helping save a woman from a cow   50 years ago helped the two reunite after it came up in Backward Glances.

Pair reunited after heroics 51 years ago

Local Partners

Concert death toll revised up to 22, tour suspended

TWENTY-TWO people have been killed and at least 59 people have been injured following a terror attack in Manchester

Casual Keanu says fame is ‘cool’

Keanu Reeves in a scene from the movie John Wick: Chapter 2.

NOBODY expected much of John Wick when it was released in 2014.

Hemingway unearth another dimension to Yamba stage

UNIQUE SOUND: Hemingway will be at Yamba's Pacific Hotel next Saturday night.

Brothers' "do or die” pact to make a career out of the music

Ariana Grande breaks her silence after fatal blast

According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass emergency evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

The entertainment industry is in shock after attack on concert

Maclean High brings the colour to blonde production

Saskia Ramsey is fabulous in her role of Elle in a scene from rehearsals for Maclean High's production of Legally Blonde: The Musical.

Maclean High puts on high energy show

Pitch Perfect star suing Woman’s Day over ‘liar’ articles

Actor Rebel Wilson outside court on Friday.

REBEL Wilson's career destroyed by grubby campaign, court hears.

Love, lies and leading ladies in extraordinary free concert

DOUBLE ACT: Catherine Britt and Amber Lawrence are touring together.

Award-winning female country artists team up to tour latest music

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

REVEALED: Where it's cheaper to pay off a mortgage than rent

6/190 Ewing Rd, Woodridge, is listed for offers $215,000. Picture: realestate.com.au

Brisbane suburbs where it is cheaper to buy than rent

The hardest place in the state to find a rental property

RENTAL SHORTAGE: Richmond River, Ballina Bar Emigrant Creek Pacific Highway Teven Interchange. Photo Jay Cronan / The Northern Star

Not enough supply to meet insatiable demand

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!